Sam Smith trionfa ai Grammy 2015 (e Beck soffia il premio a Beyoncé)

Domenica 8 febbraio si è tenuta allo Staples Center di Los Angeles la serata di premiazione dei Grammy Awards 2015. Ecco tutti i vincitori.


Sam Smith è il vero trionfatore dell’edizione 2015 dei Grammy Awards. Il cantante britannico, candidato in sei categorie, si è aggiudicato ben quattro premi:  Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist e Best Pop Vocal Album. Il premio più ambito della serata invece è andato, con grande sorpresa dello stesso vincitore, a Beck: il suo Morning Phase è stato eletto Album of the Year (dopo aver già vinto il grammofono d’oro come Best Rock Album). Delusione per molti illustri nominati, e in particolare per Beyoncé, che tutti davano come grande favorita con il suo album omonimo per il premio vinto appunto da Beck. Sono stati invece i Paramore a conquistare il premio come Best Rock Song, mentre a St. Vincent, per il suo omonimo disco, è andato il grammofono come Best Alternative Rock Album.

Record of the Year
Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)

Song of the Year
Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)

Album of the Year
Beck – Morning Phase

Best New Artist
Sam Smith

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera – Say Something

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek

Best Pop Solo Performance
Pharrell Williams – Happy

Best Pop Vocal Album
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Best Rock Performance
Jack White – Lazaretto

Best Rock Album
Beck – Morning Phase

Best Rock Song
Paramore – Ain’t It Fun

Best Alternative Rock Album
St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Best Metal Performance
Tenacious D – The Last In Line

Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar – I

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Eminem Featuring Rihanna – The Monster

Best Rap Song
Kendrick Lamar – I
K. Duckworth & C. Smith, songwriters

Best Rap Album
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Best R&B Performance
Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – Drunk In Love

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Jesus Children

Best R&B Song
Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – Drunk In Love

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Pharrell Williams – G I R L

Best R&B Album
Toni Braxton & Babyface – Love, Marriage & Divorce

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer – Bass & Mandolin

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Aphex Twin – Syro

Best Dance Recording
Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne – Rather Be

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & Chris Montan, compilation producers

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, compositore

Best Song Written for Visual Media
Let It Go dal film Frozen
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel)

Best Country Album
Miranda Lambert – Platinum

Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood – Something In The Water

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Band Perry – Gentle On My Mind

Best Country Song
I’m Not Gonna Miss You
Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)

Best Bluegrass Album
The Earls Of Leicester – The Earls Of Leicester

Best American Roots Performance
Rosanne Cash – A Feather’s Not A Bird

Best American Roots Song
Rosanne Cash – A Feather’s Not A Bird

Best Americana Album
Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread

Best Folk Album
Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy

Best Music Video
Pharrell Williams – Happy

Best Music Film
20 Feet From Stardom

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Max Martin
Bang Bang (Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)
Break Free (Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd)
Dark Horse (Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J)
Problem (Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea)
Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
Unconditionally (Katy Perry)

Best Instrumental Composition
John Williams – The Book Thief

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Pentatonix – Daft Punk

Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals
Billy Childs – New York Tendaberry

Best Recording Package
Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors
Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors
The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

Best Historical Album
Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer
Hank Williams – The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Beck – Morning Phase
Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer
John Legend – All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)

Best Surround Sound Album
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Jo-El Sonnier – The Legacy

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta

Best World Music Album
Angelique Kidjo – Eve

Best Children’s Album
Neela Vaswani – I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)

Best Musical Theatre Album
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)

Best Blues Album
Johnny Winter – Step Back

Best Spoken Word Album
Joan Rivers – Diary Of A Mad Diva

Best Comedy Album
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun

Best New Age Album
Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman – Winds Of Samsara

Best Improved Jazz Solo
Chick Corea – Fingerprints

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Chick Corea Trio – Trilogy

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – Life In The Bubble

Best Latin Jazz Album
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – The Offense Of The Drum